Jack Bruce's family has announced the legendary bass player's passing at age 71 on 25 October. Their statement, posted earlier today on jackbruce.com reads "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad and all around legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." Eric Clapton wrote on his Facebook page, "It is with great sadness that we learned that Jack Bruce had passed away this morning at his home in England. He was agreat musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me."
Jack Bruce was born on 14 May 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland. A singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his groundbreaking work on electric bass, especially within Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.
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Eric Clapton announced today a series of concert dates in celebration of his upcoming 70th birthday on March 30, 2015. The shows will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall beginning Thursday, May 14, 2015 through Monday, May 18, 2015. Eric will be accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.
The shows also mark 50 years since Clapton first played at Royal Albert Hall – his debut was on December 7, 1964 when he performed as part of the Yardbirds for BBC-2 TV’s “Top Beat Show.” Clapton returned to the venue four years later for Cream’s U.K. Farewell Concerts on November 26, 1968.
Specialist label Audio Fidelity will issue an audiophile edition of Eric Clapton's album, Pilgrim, on Hybrid SACD. First released in 1998, it was the guitarist's first disc of original material since 1989's Journeyman. With 12 self-penned tracks, Clapton experimented heavily with drum machines, electronica, R&B and even utilized the string section of the London Session Orchestra. Tying it together is Clapton's trademark guitar work of great hooks and emotional melodies. In addition to the title track, the disc features the hit single "My Father's Eyes" and two songs that would go on to become live concert favorites: "River of Tears" and "She's Gone".